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date: 20 January 2021

Folks, Homerlocked

(1867–1963)
  • Sara HarmonSara HarmonState Communities AID Association, Albany, NY

Summary

Homer Folks (1867–1967) was a social work pioneer, recognizing illness as a major cause of poverty. His public service activities included the care of dependent children, mental hygiene, tuberculosis control, public assistance programs, social research, and corrections and parole.

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